Protecting your family, friends and staff from fire is not an easy task when you consider how indiscriminately fire can sweep through a building. Within minutes an entire home or office building can be engulfed with the poisonous fumes and flames of a fire. It is therefore imperative that we take every precaution possible to prevent loss of life and limit damage caused by fire.
Essential Home Fire protection tips:
- Have a smoke alarm in every room of your house, at the minimum one on every level.
- Have a fire extinguisher on each level of your home.
- Keep emergency numbers next to the telephone.
- Keep children away from open flames and electrical receptacles at all times.
- Devise a fire evacuation plan and practice it once every 2 months with your family.
- Regularly test smoke alarms and fire alarms.
- Extinguish all candles when leaving the room or going to sleep.
- Keep all belongings and items well clear of open fires.
Fire Protection Tips For Commercial Premises
Fire protection will differ slightly for commercial premises because of building regulations and the larger number of occupants involved. Newer commercial premises will comprise structural fire proofing, fire doors, fire walls and fire proof windows. An efficient fire evacuation plan should be mapped out for staff and practiced regularly. Fire exits and external fire escapes should be clearly marked. Fire alarms should also be tested regularly.
Fire Protection Systems
Being careful and precautious is the key to successfully avoiding fire, but by nature humans are not without fault and fire will happen - the 242,000 fires attended by fire and rescue services between April 2009 and March 2010 are testament to that fact. Fire statistics fluctuate yearly, which suggests that no matter how efficient we become at avoiding fire the danger is still very much apparent. Therefore, when considering fire protection we need to think of the most efficient, effective and practical way of saving lives and limiting damage to property.
This can only be achieved via one method of fire protection, and that is through the installation of fire sprinklers, Fire sprinklers are automatic, reliable and the only way of ensuring the safety of loved ones, friends or staff in the event of a fire. Fire sprinklers attack fire immediately at the source, eliminating the extra time needed for the arrival of the fire service, by which it is often too late. Fire sprinklers are fast becoming a standard feature in homes, schools, care facilities and commercial premises as people realise that no matter how careful we are, fire will happen when we least expect it.
Fire Protection Experts
At FireFighter 24/7 we have combined experience of over 40 years in fire protection systems and are responsible for the biggest residential sprinkler installation in Europe. Each one of our engineers are qualified and trained to full British Standards for the installation fire sprinklers. Contact one of our customer service team today and let us give you valuable free advice on how you can increase your fire protection threshold.